Friday, May 22, 2009


Lessons in Family Portraiture
by Karen Lenz
with help from

1. Don't vignette a high-key background... (gotta love those costumes!)

2. The 'lean-in' pose was cool for the graduating class of 1993. Since then, not so much.

3. The 'prom pose' ONLY works for prom (and really, not even then.) Do not attempt with families!

4. At a certain point you have to reconsider what kind of clientele you're bringing in. Repeatedly.

5. MOST IMPORTANTLY: If for any reason during the session something feels 'wrong' or (god-forbid) 'dirty,' STOP IMMEDIATELY and try something else.


I suppose I should just shrug and laugh!